The Art Of Innovation

Author: Tom Kelley
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847656781
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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There isn't a business that doesn't want to be more creative in its thinking, products and processes. In The Art of Innovation, Tom Kelley, partner at the Silicon Valley-based firm IDEO, developer of hundreds of innovative products from the first commercial mouse to virtual reality headsets and the Palm hand-held, takes readers behind the scenes of this wildly imaginative company to reveal the strategies and secrets it uses to turn out hit after hit. Kelley shows how teams: -Research and immerse themselves in every possible aspect of a new product or service -Examine each product from the perspective of clients, consumers and other critical audiences -Brainstorm best when they are focussed, being physical and having fun The Art of Innovation will provide business leaders with the insights and tools they need to make their companies the leading-edge top-rated stars of their industries.

Zig Zag

Author: Keith Sawyer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118539117
Format: PDF
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A science-backed method to maximize creative potential in anysphere of life With the prevalence of computer technology and outsourcing, newjobs and fulfilling lives will rely heavily on creativity andinnovation. Keith Sawyer draws from his expansive research of thecreative journey, exceptional creators, creative abilities, andworld-changing innovations to create an accessible, eight-stepprogram to increasing anyone's creative potential. Sawyer revealsthe surprising secrets of highly creative people (such as learningto ask better questions when faced with a problem), demonstrateshow to come up with better ideas, and explains how to carry thoseideas to fruition most effectively. This science-backed, step-by step method can maximize ourcreative potential in any sphere of life. Offers a proven method for developing new ideas and creativeproblem-solving no matter what your profession Includes an eight-step method, 30 practices, and more than 100techniques that can be launched at any point in a creativejourney Psychologist, jazz pianist, and author Keith Sawyer studiedwith world-famous creativity expert Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Sawyer's book offers a wealth of easy to apply strategies andideas for anyone who wants to tap into their creative power.

Sprint

Author: Jake Knapp
Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft
ISBN: 3864149061
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Unternehmer, Gründer und Teams stehen täglich vor der Herausforderung: Womit soll man zuerst anfangen, worauf sich am meisten fokussieren? Und wie viele Diskussionen und Meetings sind nötig, bevor man ganz sicher die garantiert richtige Lösung hat? Die Folge ist, dass allzu oft das Projekt auf der Stelle tritt und man überhaupt nicht vorwärtskommt. Dafür gibt es eine geniale Lösung: Sprint. Die ist ein einzigartiger, innovativer und narrensicherer Prozess, mit dem sich die härtesten Probleme in nur fünf Tagen lösen lassen – von Montag bis Freitag. Der Entwickler Jake Knapp entwarf diesen Prozess bei und für Google, wo er seither in allen Bereichen genutzt wird. Zusammen mit John Zeratsky und Braden Kowitz hat er darüber hinaus bereits mehr als 100 Sprints in Firmen aus unterschiedlichen Bereichen durchgeführt. Der Sprint-Prozess bietet praktische Hilfe für Unternehmen aller Größen, vom kleinen Start-up bis hin zum Fortune-100-Unternehmen. Die Methode ist auch für alle anderen bewährt, die vor einem großen Problem stehen, schnell eine Idee testen oder einfach eine Möglichkeit schnell ergreifen wollen.

Developing New Business Ideas

Author: Andrew Bragg
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780273663256
Format: PDF
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I believe this book can contribute a lot of value to those wishing to bridge the gap between creative inventor and commercial entrepreneur. It cites numerous case studies that do exemplify many points, although to be fair it does seem to be quite repetitive and high-level in places.Despite this, the subject can be difficult to address and the authors have done a good job of it. In the most part, it is easy to consume, perhaps a little simplistic for my own selfish needs.Regardless of points of view, the onus is clearly on the reader to interpret and action this recollection and guidance in an effective manner. Particularly effective for helping individuals that are unsure what to do next with their ideas.

Management Handbuch Innovation

Author: Christian Müller-Roterberg
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3752841044
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Dieses Nachschlagewerk mit einem 360-Grad-Blick auf das Thema Innovation beantwortet für Manager und Gründer mit Tipps, Tools und Checklisten folgende Fragen: Wie können Sie Innovationen anstoßen? Wie können Sie innovative Ideen finden und auswählen? Wie können Sie Innovationsprozesse umsetzen, steuern und vermarkten? Wie können Sie eine innovationsfördernde Organisation und Kultur im Unternehmen etablieren?

Collective Genius

Author: Linda A. Hill
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 1422187594
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Why can some organizations innovate time and again, while most cannot? You might think the key to innovation is attracting exceptional creative talent. Or making the right investments. Or breaking down organizational silos. All of these things may help—but there’s only one way to ensure sustained innovation: you need to lead it—and with a special kind of leadership. Collective Genius shows you how. Preeminent leadership scholar Linda Hill, along with former Pixar tech wizard Greg Brandeau, MIT researcher Emily Truelove, and Being the Boss coauthor Kent Lineback, found among leaders a widely shared, and mistaken, assumption: that a “good” leader in all other respects would also be an effective leader of innovation. The truth is, leading innovation takes a distinctive kind of leadership, one that unleashes and harnesses the “collective genius” of the people in the organization. Using vivid stories of individual leaders at companies like Volkswagen, Google, eBay, and Pfizer, as well as nonprofits and international government agencies, the authors show how successful leaders of innovation don’t create a vision and try to make innovation happen themselves. Rather, they create and sustain a culture where innovation is allowed to happen again and again—an environment where people are both willing and able to do the hard work that innovative problem solving requires. Collective Genius will not only inspire you; it will give you the concrete, practical guidance you need to build innovation into the fabric of your business.

Creative Confidence

Author: Tom Kelley
Publisher: Currency
ISBN: 0385349378
Format: PDF, Mobi
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IDEO founder and Stanford d.school creator David Kelley and his brother Tom Kelley, IDEO partner and the author of the bestselling The Art of Innovation, have written a powerful and compelling book on unleashing the creativity that lies within each and every one of us. Too often, companies and individuals assume that creativity and innovation are the domain of the "creative types." But two of the leading experts in innovation, design, and creativity on the planet show us that each and every one of us is creative. In an incredibly entertaining and inspiring narrative that draws on countless stories from their work at IDEO, the Stanford d.school, and with many of the world's top companies, David and Tom Kelley identify the principles and strategies that will allow us to tap into our creative potential in our work lives, and in our personal lives, and allow us to innovate in terms of how we approach and solve problems. It is a book that will help each of us be more productive and successful in our lives and in our careers.

The Innovation Paradox

Author: Tony Davila
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1609945557
Format: PDF
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For more than twenty years, major innovations—the kind that transform industries and even societies—seem to have come almost exclusively from startups, despite massive efforts and millions of dollars spent by established companies. Tony Davila and Marc Epstein, authors of the bestselling Making Innovation Work, say the problem is that the very processes and structures responsible for established companies’ enduring success prevent them from developing breakthroughs. This is the innovation paradox. Most established companies succeed through incremental innovation—taking a product they’re known for and adding a feature here, cutting a cost there. Major breakthroughs are hard to achieve when everything about the way your organization is built and run is designed to reward making what already works work a little better. But incremental innovation can coexist with breakthrough thinking. Using examples from both scrappy startups and long-term innovators such as IBM, 3M, Apple, and Google, Davila and Epstein explain how corporate culture, leadership style, strategy, incentives, and management systems can be structured to encourage breakthroughs. Then they bring it all together in a new model called the Startup Corporation, which combines the philosophy of the startup with the experience, resources, and network of an established company. Breakthrough innovation no longer has to be the nearly exclusive province of the new kids on the block. With Davila and Epstein’s assistance, any company can develop paradigm-shifting products and services and maximize the ROI on its R&D.

How to Become Innovative

Author: Tony Davila
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 0133742628
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Making Innovation Work presents a formal innovation process proven to work at HP, Microsoft, and Toyota to help ordinary managers drive top and bottom line growth from innovation. The authors have drawn on their unsurpassed innovation consulting experience -- as well as the most thorough review of innovation research ever performed. They'll show what works, what doesn't, and how to use management tools to dramatically increase the payoff from innovation investments. Learn how to define the right strategy for effective innovation, how to structure an organization to innovate best, how to implement management systems to assess ongoing innovation, how to incentivize teams to deliver, and much more. This book offers the first authoritative guide to using metrics at every step of the innovation process -- from idea creation and selection through prototyping and commercialization. This updated edition refreshes the examples used throughout the book and features a new introduction that gives currency to the principles covered throughout. ¿ For years, Creating Breakthrough Products has offered an indispensable roadmap for uncovering new opportunities, identifying what customers really value, and building products and services that redefine markets -- or create entirely new markets. Now, the authors have thoroughly updated their classic book, adding brand-new chapters on service design and global innovation, plus new insights, best practices, and case studies from both U.S. and global companies. Their new second edition presents: Revolutionary (Apple-style) and evolutionary (Disney-style) approaches to innovation: choosing between them, and making either one work More coverage of Value Opportunity Analysis and ethnography New case studies ranging from Navistar's latest long-haul truck to P+G's reinvention of Herbal Essences, plus updates to existing cases New coverage of the emerging environment of product-service ecosystems Additional visual maps and illustrations that make the book more intuitive and accessible Readers will find new insights into identifying Product Opportunity Gaps that can lead to enormous success, navigating the "Fuzzy Front End" of product development, and leveraging contributions from diverse product teams -- while staying relentlessly focused on their customers' values and lifestyles, from strategy through execution.

Creative Leadership

Author: Gerard J. Puccio
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412913805
Format: PDF, ePub
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Creative thinking is a core competence for change leaders, and research has shown that creative thinking can be enhanced through creative problem solving principles and procedures. This book taps into the more than 50 years of creative problem solving research and application as a powerful means for developing creative change leaders.